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Delightfully Easy Fall and Winter Snack Recipes

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisper, it’s the perfect time to cozy up and enjoy some delicious snacks. At Park Place Retirement in Hendersonville, Tennessee, we understand the importance of seasonal treats that are not only healthy but also fun and easy to make. Let’s dive into some delightful fall and winter snack recipes that will warm your heart and satisfy your taste buds.

  1. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Fresh pumpkin seeds
Olive oil
Seasonings of your choice (try cinnamon and sugar for a sweet twist)

Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C).
Rinse pumpkin seeds under cold water to remove any remaining pulp.
Pat the seeds dry with a paper towel.
Toss the seeds in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Roast for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
While still warm, toss with your preferred seasonings.

  1. Apple Slices with Caramel Dip

Apples, sliced
Store-bought or homemade caramel dip
Chopped nuts or granola (optional)

Slice apples and arrange them on a plate.
Serve with a side of caramel dip.
For an extra crunch, sprinkle chopped nuts or granola on top.

  1. Butternut Squash Soup Shooters

1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup coconut milk (or dairy-free alternative)
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh herbs for garnish (e.g., chives or parsley)

In a large pot, sauté the chopped onion until translucent.
Add the diced butternut squash and vegetable broth.
Simmer until the squash is tender.
Blend the mixture until smooth using an immersion blender or countertop blender.
Return the soup to the pot, add coconut milk, and season with salt and pepper.
Heat through and serve in small, easy-to-handle shooter cups.
Garnish with fresh herbs.

  1. Warm Spiced Cider

Apple cider
Cinnamon sticks
Whole cloves
Orange slices

In a saucepan, gently heat apple cider with cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, and orange slices.
Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Serve warm in mugs with a cinnamon stick and orange slice for garnish.

These healthy, fun, and easy fall and winter snack recipes are perfect for the residents at Park Place Retirement in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Whether you’re enjoying roasted pumpkin seeds, dipping apple slices into caramel, savoring a comforting butternut squash soup shooter, or sipping on warm spiced cider, these treats will surely add a touch of warmth and delight to your autumn and winter days.